Tuesday, July 28, 2009

my new shootsac

Had to take a quick detour from senior photos to share some shots of my lovely new shootsac! Check them out here, and make sure to stop by their designer's wonderful blog-site!

Is it strange that I feel more like a "real photographer" when I include more than one photo in a post? :)
My iTunes: Beethoven 9

Sunday, July 26, 2009

photoshoot: emily 2010: take 1

The latest of my photoshoots this summer was with Emily. Emily is my friend Brittney's younger sister, and we did a senior photoshoot (or actually, a series of two, thanks to the weather and sudden lack of light) this past week. She wanted pictures with the horse that she has ridden for the past 5 years, and I was excited to work with her. She was a ton of fun to work with, and she, her sister, and I went to Pizza Hut for dinner after out last installment. Yum, yum!

Sorry for my lack of posting lately -- life has been busy with working, photoshoots, voice and piano lessons (BEST part of the summer, naturally), and preparing to move, I've not spent much time blogging. I will try to share more photos before the move, and of course once I get to CT!
My iTunes: At the River by Charles Ives

Friday, July 10, 2009

photoshoot: kiddie winkies: take 2

This is R, G's big sister from yesterday. This is one of my favorite portraits of her from our shoot. She has this great curly hair that looks like an angel halo with the light. She looks so much like her mom, B, and her Aunt K!

Well, short post tonight -- today was an insanely stressful day at work, so I'm going to take a while and unwind...
My iTunes: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by J.K. Rowling, read by Jim Dale

Thursday, July 9, 2009

photoshoot: kiddie winkies: take 1

I had another great photoshoot with some really cute kids yesterday. This is G, and he and his older sister R are just too cute for words. This is one of my favorites of G -- I just love the goofy smile, and the sparkle in his eyes.
My iTunes: El amor y la muerte by Daniel Lau

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

fourth of july

Here is my somewhat belated Fourth of July post! There were over 7000 people there, and it was a veritable sea of red, white, and blue! The music was fantastic -- the BSO played various pieces throughout the evening, including the ever-popular 1812 Overture. My favorites were the Ives pieces, though. I took hardly any pictures because I was just enjoying the music so much, so here are my two favorite shots of the day.

My iTunes: Mahler: Rückertlieder - Blicke Mir Nicht In Die Lieder by Lorraine Hunt Lieberson

Sunday, July 5, 2009

bright summer days

I meant to get some fun firework pictures for the 4th of July, but alas my view was blocked by trees and power lines rather unexpectedly. But it was a great 4th nonetheless! I went to the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra's special 4th of July performance, where they played at an outdoor theatre and the end of the concert was accompanied by fireworks. It was basically the perfect way to celebrate -- picnic in the park with friends, the orchestra playing the 1812 Overture and some patriotic pieces arranged by Charles Ives (whose Alma Mater is where I will be attending graduate school, incidentally) in the background, and closing with fireworks and accompanying music.

Being a musician, I was naturally most excited about the music, so it was really fun to be there with my friends Julie and Chris, both of whom are tuba players and fellow music-junkies. I guess we don't look like the kind of people who love classical music though, because an older gentleman who was one of the event volunteers jokingly said to us as we boarded the bus to the park, "And I'm sure you're all going for the music and not the fireworks." Little did he know how right he actually was :)

I did snap a few shots of the crowd -- 7000 people! But I haven't loaded them onto my mac yet, so I'll have to wait to show them for another day. I thought this shot was sufficiently summer-y, though. I love how forsythia is so bright and cheery!
My iTunes: Early in the Mornin' by David Baker